Teenage Cancer Trust
Form III and Lower IV make plans
On Wednesday 6th May Form III and Lower IV heard a talk from the Teenage Cancer Trust by Emma who talked to the girls about fundraising and explained what the charity offers to their patients.
Mariella King, Lower IV Alpha, reports on the effect learning about the Teenage Cancer Trust had on her year.
‘Lower IV Alpha recently sat down in an R.E. lesson to hear about an inspirational young man called Stephen Sutton. We were all fascinated by his story and what he decided to do with his life. We all thought that maybe some fundraising was in order to donate to the Teenage Cancer Trust, an amazing charity that works to help those teenagers who are either sent to a Children’s Ward or an Adult Ward, teenagers with cancer.
Within three lessons we had decided to hold a fundraising event after school on the one year anniversary of Stephen’s death, 14th May. We plan to hold a bake sale in order to spread awareness and, most importantly, make money to donate to the Teenage Cancer Trust.
But then we had another idea, one which I am not inclined to share with you, to help make the event extra-special!
So Lower IV Alpha invites everyone to come along, bring money, donate, buy cakes and join in on the super-secret event in the Prep Playground on Thursday 14th May after school. Thank you.’
Molly Pollock, Lower IV Alpha commented, ‘It was inspiring to hear about all the amazing things teenagers have achieved even with their illnesses. It was a very inspiring talk’. And Jasmine Dawuda, also Lower IV Alpha, said ‘It was fascinating to find out how the charity works and everything we can do to help make it as successful as possible’.
The Teenage Cancer Trust says on its website: ‘Around seven young people aged between 13 and 24 are diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK. They need expert treatment and support from the moment they hear the word ‘cancer.’ We’re the only charity dedicated to making this happen.’
So, to reiterate what Mariella King says, ‘Lower IV Alpha invites everyone to come along, bring money, donate, buy cakes and join in on the super-secret event in the Prep Playground on Thursday 14th May after school.’